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Is Tebow now untradeable?

Posted on: August 21, 2011 1:43 pm
Edited on: August 21, 2011 2:00 pm
 
The consensus in speaking with a handful of team personnel executives when it comes to one Tim Tebow is this: A trade could happen, but it's becoming increasingly likely the Broncos will keep or cut Tebow because the trade interest is dwindling rapidly.

The executives portray the Tebow situation as a complicated one. They believe that while the Broncos are not openly trying to trade Tebow, they say that when teams have recently inquired about him, the Broncos haven't been saying he's off the trading block, either.

Again, just to be clear, the Broncos aren't openly shopping Tebow but teams that have asked were told: Make us an offer we can't refuse.

The Broncos might deny this, but based on their recent actions, it seems they're realizing Tebow might not be a bona fide NFL thrower. Tebow was the third quarterback in Denver's last game. It might not stay that way, and there is a solid chance Tebow simply stays in Denver and learns and the franchise keeps him around.

But do you put a guy you like in that kind of embarrassing situation? Probably not.

The are two big problems for the Broncos and Tebow. First, there's the belief that the Broncos might even cut Tebow (I don't see that), so why would a team trade for him?

Second, some in football think Tebow might need to be switched to another position. One team executive says he believes Tebow would be a Pro Bowl fullback, a belief I've heard several times from others around the sport.

It's a complicated matter with no easy solution for the Broncos or Tebow. In a few weeks, or even less, we'll know his future for sure.

Comments

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: August 21, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Elway is the Problem!!

I'm not a Tebow fan, never was.  But from what I've seen, and it hasn't been that much, he has done nearly as bad as some of the 2d year QB's on other teams.  Seems like the problem is John Elway.  I never really liked Elway.  He was a d*ck when he played and never was good enough in his prime to win the Super Bowl; he only won at the end of his career when Denver ran the ball more with Terrell Davis.  My suspicion is that Elway has the same problem as Michael Jordan.  Great player, though Elway in the NFL doesn't compare to Jordan in the NBA, but too competitive for their own good and horrible talent evaluators.  Jordan is just the worst NBA owner.  He flat out can't run a team and doesn't have a clue on how to manage a salary cap.  Elway I think will be the same way.  He thinks he knows everything and he clearly does not.  I'm sorry but Brady Quinn has had more time and opportunity to prove himself and he has not.  Tebow is younger and willing to learn.  Elway just can't handle that Tebow is a more popular Bronco right now than he is.  It's Elway's ego that is the problem here and not Tebow.  Remember, Elway wanted to dump Kyle Orton because he not a down the field thrower like Elway.  Elway needs to suck it up and learn how to lead a team because he sure as hell can't play any longer. I doubt he will and the Broncos will suck as long as Elway's in charge.  Just my opinion . . . . 



Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: August 21, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

Tebow would thrive much better in Pittsburgh because the franchise is solid, tolerates little, if any, serious disruption, and it is a winning franchise second to none.
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..........................sorry, had to climb back up off the ground after I fell out of my chair laughing.......did you really say tolerates little?  I could finish this argument with one name....Big Ben (not one, but two sex related allegations)....but I will also throw Harrison and Mendenhall....and oh yeah, didn't they just sign Hines Ward...no choir boy there either.



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

I think that most of the backlash against Tebow is based on so many people just wanting him to fail because they got so tired of hearing about him while he was still in college. Will he ever be a star QB in the NFL? Not likely. Will he ever be a decent starter? I don't think so, but it's also to early to tell that definitively. Is he better suited as a FB or TE? Probably. But people saying that he could be "the biggest bust of all time" is crazy talk. I mean, come on, he was the 25th pick. There are players drafted ahead of him that same year that look busty-er. CJ Spiller went at #9 and he has had way less of an impact. At least half a dozen other higher picks went on the IR during their first year and some are still on the PUP. Tebow started 3 games, played in 9 and had 11 total TDs to 4 total turnovers. Compare that to Matthew Stafford, a guy with 19-21 TDs/TOs. Stafford is far and away the better QB, but everyone calling Tebow a giant bust is clearly not basing it on the numbers in comparison to other players drafted in the last 2 years. It's just too early to tell is all I'm getting at.



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: August 21, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

"Again, just to be clear, the Broncos aren't openly shopping Tebow but teams that have asked were told: Make us an offer we can't refuse."

"there is a solid chance Tebow simply stays in Denver and learns and the franchise keeps him around."


What a bunch of cockamamie nonsense this article is...
"Could, might, maybe, probably won't".  "Just thought we'd fabri...er, mention it.
WOW! How insightful & thought provoking...were you FORCED to write a column on Tebow, and this was all you could dredge up?
Jeez, there's a whole league out there with games being played all weekend.  There must be SOMETHING LEGITIMATE you could touch on, no?



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: August 21, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

The team that should take a look at Tebow is Pittsburgh for the following reasons: The current backup to Big Ben is Leftwich followed by Charley Batch.  Neither of these guys are Spring chickens nor are they agile enough to get through a revolving door.  Next, the Steelers are seeking a back up tight end...this would solve that problem. Last, but not least, Tebow would thrive much better in Pittsburgh because the franchise is solid, tolerates little, if any, serious disruption, and it is a winning franchise second to none.  The downside would be what would Denver want for him and for how much money would Tebow demand.



Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

What a meaningless article...Denver isn't shopping Tebow, no one is making offers for him, and it's doubtful he will be cut.  What was the point of this?



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

God (John Elway) says that Tim, if you are bound for greatness, it is not as the QB of my team.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: August 21, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Trade Now

Time to trade him right now for a couple of mid-round picks.  Elway doesn't like tebow and wants him out.  Tebow can hook up with some team that needs a backup.



Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

That's a first... A white guy so physically gifted that his best chance at survival in the NFL is to switch to a position other than QB to take advantage of his athleticism... What will happen next?
Apparently, you've never heard of Eric Crouch. Also a Heisman winner, also drafted (by the Rams) and asked to switch positions (to WR). Couldn't handle it and ended up retiring before playing a single game. 

He now plays quarterback for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts. And oh yeah, he's white.



Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

Jacksonville should have tried to trade for him would've filled that stadium up in a heartbeat.  Instead they drafted a cocky punk out of Misery in Gabbert who curses out 3rd string WR's for dropping passes.  I think that's a good idea to move him to Fullback, question is can he block.


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